Burns

Burns, Oregon commonly referred to as the gateway to the Steens Mountains, became a town in 1891 and is the county seat of Harney County. Burns offers the visitor breathtaking scenery, outdoor activities of hiking, fishing, hunting, camping and backpacking with easy access to the Steens Mountains and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge just 30 miles south of the City on US 205.  The 185,000 acres provides a Mecca for bird watchers as it is the habitat for over 250 species of migratory birds.  

A visit to downtown Burns provides opportunity for visitors to meet the friendly people of this western town, and view collections of arrowheads, art galleries and stores.  A visit to the Harney County Historical Museum is necessary and provides a history of the old west in Burns and Harney County, with historical photos, ranching memorabilia and full room restorations of the old western kitchen. 

For more information, visit ci.burns.or.us/

Burns

Population

Total Population

2,682

Population
Growth Rate

-0.55%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

31.400

Housing & Income

Households

1,227

Total Housing Units

1,490


Owner Occupied

835

Renter Occupied

392

Vacant

263

Median Home Value

$112,500


Average Home Value

$130,785

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.51%


Per Capita Income

2.29%

Income Projection

Median Household

$35,069 $36,640


Average Household

$47,758 $53,430


Per Capita

$22,267 $24,934

Workforce

Total Businesses

242

Total Employed

1,375

Workers 16+

948

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

5

Employed

9

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

8

Construction

Businesses

13

Employed

42

Manufacturing

Businesses

5

Employed

49

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

7

Employed

60

Some
High School

158

Graduated
High School

533

Associates
Degree

198

Bachelor's
Degree

162

Graduate
Degree

111

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

918

Non-Resident Commuters

30

Drive Alone

818

Carpooled

35

Public

0

Work At Home

28


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